There’s not too much good news to share today, so please enjoy this full album from Boards of Canada to play in the background.
- Bills Cheerleaders Are Told How To Wash Their Vaginas in Handbook – “All of this is more or less the accumulated wisdom of sensible aunts everywhere. The difference here is that it’s being used as the means by which an NFL team and its subcontractors can exert dominion over the lives of people it can barely even be bothered to pay. Douches.”
- Female Journalist Gets Rape Threats Over Comic Book Criticism – “After criticizing the new ‘Teen Titans’ cover, Janelle Asselin was name-called and threatened with rape. The worst part? No one is surprised.” I know I hate being so jaded about something that shouldn’t be so commonplace.
- What the New E-Cig Rules Don’t Do – This article makes a lot of excellent points, such as the fact that we don’t know the long-term ramifications of inhaling propylene glycol. What are your thoughts on e-cigs?
- How Brown v. Board of Education Changed—and Didn’t Change—American Education – 50 years after the Supreme Court decision struck down “separate but equal,” scholastic opportunities for African-Americans have expanded. But inequality remains a major problem.
- Male Scientist Writes of Life as Female Scientist – “In a highly unusual critique published yesterday, the Stanford University biologist — who used to be Barbara — said his experience as both a man and a woman had given him an intensely personal insight into the biases that make it harder for women to succeed in science.” From Mindy.
- Is This the Most Offensively Misguided Diversity Memo You’ve Ever Seen? – HR writes up a memo on how to talk to “diverse” people and women, with an added code for how to bill hours spent talking to these people. Wow.